Department of Economics

Yu-chin Chen

Associate Professor

Telephone: 206-543-6197


Office Location: Savery 338

Office Hours: By Appointment

Curriculum Vitae

Associate Professor Chen received her A.B. in Physics, M.P.P., and Ph.D. in Economics from Harvard University. Her research interests are in International Finance, Open Economy Macroeconomics, and International Trade.

Areas of Interest: International Finance, Macroeconomics, International Trade

Courses Taught

  • Econ 472 – International Macroeconomics
  • Econ 496 – Honors Seminar
  • Econ 502 – Macroeconomic Analysis
  • Econ 512 – Advanced Macroeconomic Theory: Selected Topics
  • Econ 572 – International Financial and Monetary Economics

Selected Publications

  • “Forecasting Inflation using Commodity Price Aggregates” with Stephen J. Turnovksy and Eric Zivot, forthcoming in the Journal of Econometrics
  • “What Does the Yield Curve Tell Us About Exchange Rate Predictability?” (2013) with Kwok Ping Tsang, Review of Economics and Statistics, Vol. 95, No. 1.
  • “Can Exchange Rates Forecast Commodity Prices?” (2010) with Kenneth Rogoff and Barbara Rossi, Quarterly Journal of Economics, Vol. 125, No. 3,pp.1145–1194
  • “Growth and Inequality in a Small Open Economy” (2010) with Stephen Turnovsky, Journal of Macroeconomics, Vol.32, No.2, pp.497-514 [lead article]
  • “Commodity Currencies” (2003) with Kenneth Rogoff, Journal of International Economics, Vol.60, No.1, pp.133-160